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Paul Barron
Works at FoodableTV
Attended Oklahoma
Lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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New Upload of our previous video - love this great chef series, much more to come.  Planned for South Beach Wine & Food Episode plus and new year recap!
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Great episode from our latest Foodable Star Barbara Alfonzo - welcome to the party!
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Filming with the Google Plus expert +Mike Elgan awe some show today thanks mike.
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Very Cool! Two of my favorite #socialmedia  people - +Mike Elgan and +Paul Barron :) 

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Is your flow state ready everyday? And can a brand have it, my guess is no but then I think of the collective like red bull and I rethink it. 
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It's in your mind Hugh watch the butterfly effect ;)
 
Okay, I know some people swear by Google+ but I've got to say that whenever I post something here I swear I can hear the crickets chirping.
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Hmm Steak and Bread?
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Crazy filming day restaurants, #RIZMYS, speakeasy n more
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Interesting but I feel that they are irrelevant now.
 
Foursquare is now working alongside an ad-tech company called Turn. This means that ads will be targeted to users based upon which shops they check in to and when.

http://adage.com/article/digital/foursquare-selling-data-ad-targeting-firm-turn/243398
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Foursquare is still alive? wow..I figured it died a few years ago… I was mayor of like a dozen places…most obscure…LOL

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Kind of about time not sure why Andy is not doing this with the housewives on bravo.
 
Cool Hangout!
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Discovery Channel will be hosting an underwater Google Hangout for the 26th anniversary of Shark Week on Sunday, August 4 at 11 p.m. ET.
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Publisher & Producer
Employment
  • FoodableTV
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Founder and producer of the largest WebTV Network for restaurant & Hospitality. Foodable is the premier WebTV Network for the Restaurant & Hospitality industry. As the leading producer of Social TV, we reach hundreds of thousands in social connections that are targeted operators, foodies, chefs, suppliers, and consumers that thrive on learning more about the industry.
  • Chipotle Effect
    Author, 2011 - present
  • DigitalCoCo
    CEO, Founder & Producer, 2010 - present
  • FastCasual.com
    Founder, 1996 - 2005
  • Networld Alliance
    Publisher, 2005 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Retail Systems VP, 1988 - 1993
  • Starbucks
    Consultant, 1993 - 1996
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Previously
Oklahoma and Texas
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Publisher, Producer and restaurant industry mentor
Introduction
Founder of DigitalCoCo, the leading social consumer analytic, creative and content company for Restaurants and Hospitality.  Industry publisher, producer, author, Innovator, filmmaker, speaker, social media mentor for restaurants and wannabe chef.  2012 and 2013 Forbes Top 50 Social Influencers.

FoodableTV Founder - The largest WebTV Network for Restaurant & Hospitality planning 15 shows for 2013 and more than 150 million impressions.

Author of The Chipotle Effect
"The changing landscape of the American food consumer" www.chipotleeffect.com

Founder of the RSMI (Restaurant social media index) the only metric tracking more than 2600 brands and millions of restaurant consumers.  www.rsmindex.com

As a leader in the restaurant, technology and social media and also as the founder of Fast Casual.com and QSRweb.com two industry leading websites, I have had the great opportunity to live in a time of massive change.

Change Agent has often been my moniker and I welcome it with open arms. Which propelled me to launch the Fast Casual Executive Summit a leading restaurant conference and also founded the FCA Fast Casual Alliance.  All this you ask was to help executives collaborate and network.

As a Publisher and new media expert with more than 16 years of online media experience in building brands and amassing audience, change is the one thing that is alwasy constant in my belief.  I feel fortunate as a founder of many blogs, podcasts, video and social media platforms for which these experiences have helped me to be on the cutting edge of every new media push since the first web page by Tim Berners Lee in 1992. 

As an expert in understanding the evolution of digital media over the past 15 years, I think I can say I am one of the elite in Social Media in all sectors of business and continue to grow and understand this massive shift in communication.  As an early adopter, consumer science master and best of all a student of the actual technology that drives the web and this entire new media craze, I understand better than most what it takes to create a digital footprint and develop a social media presence in today's online world.

I am happy to talk to your brand, group or company on how new media can change the way you do business. Just send me a note on twitter.
Bragging rights
Founded fastcasual.com, founder of The Restaurant Social Media Index, founder of The Foodable Network, Forbes Top 50, 2012 Trendsetter of the year.
Education
  • Oklahoma
  • University of Chicago
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